[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH][CC] Revert "ar71xx: change some TP-link modelnames (WR841, WA701, WA730)"

Bastian Bittorf bittorf at bluebottle.com
Mon Apr 25 02:54:19 EDT 2016

* John Crispin <john at phrozen.org> [25.04.2016 07:39]:
> > The changed image name breaks compatibility for derived projects and
> > that's something which should only happen if there is a really good
> > reason (e.g. security fix).
> how does it beak compatibility ?

I think they auto-download a preconfigured filename,
which will ofcource not succeed. We circumvented this in our
network-autoupdater in a way, that we download e.g. "$MODELNAME.bin"
where $MODELNAME is from '/tmp/sysinfo/model' e.g. 'TP-Link TL-WDR4900 v1'
and on the downloadserver we can "adjust" the symlinks...

I'am against reverting the commit. Lets keep it, because it makes sense.

Maybe i can give a short talk at Battlemesh v9 about proper autoupdates,
because we have ~10 years experience in this (including 500 dead devices

bye, bastian
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